where can i get a decent quality straight razor for under 50bucks. if those even exist at that price lol
I was just going to suggest whipped dog but you beat me to it!A number of folks here have recommended Whipped Dog for shave-ready used razors in your price range: About Us | WhippedDog - https://www.whippeddog.com/about-us
Crescent City Razors will. I can't think of any other reputable sources (I'm sure they're out there, but I can't speak to them).Bought a modified Gold Dollar for way under 50 bucks and it shaves great. A bunch of people modify them and put on good edges for people starting out. I'm sure someone will chime in if a forum member here does in fact sell those. It's a decent razor for the price, and will NOT be your last!
A Slash McCoy razor is going to very sharp. In addition to a leather/canvas strop, I would recommend you put together a diamond pasted balsa strop (Check "The Method" threads for details). If you keep that Gold Dollar tuned up with the leather strop and the balsa strop, it may never need to see stones.
No, he isn't doing the sight unseens. I actually bought a couple, when he still did them. It was always kind of exciting to see what you got, when it came in the mail. They were probably the best buy in razors, at the time. Nothing fancy, usually, but serviceable and shave ready, and cheap. A lot of newbies got their start with Whipped Dog razors and strops, and later, brushes. I have three of his long handle 30mm silvertips. He still has a few razors listed on his website, www.whippeddog.com. I can't wholeheartedly recommend his poor man strop unless you are on a squeaky tight budget, but his "rich man" strop looks pretty good. Larry also loves to help newbies get started and believes in service after the sale.My first razor from whipped dog sight unseen.
Is he even doing the sight unseen anymore?
Yeah he's one of the good ones. I have bought from him.april17th1989 on eBay has a large supply of good quality Japanese razors for $45 to $50. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with many of the brands. There is, however, a Cape 1372 that looks pretty good but would benefit from a little wet/dry sandpaper. Not sure if you want to get into this or not.